The crosswalk with luminescence function is located in Hangzhou’s Xixi Road. The main purpose is to increase pedestrian’s safety when crossing overnight. The lights on both sides of the crossing are turned on at night, but visibility is bad in case of rain or thick fog. It automatically turns off when a pedestrian leaves the pedestrian crossing. In addition, sensors are mounted incorporating an AI algorithm which automatically analyzes traffic conditions, distinguishes between people and electric bicycles, and gives instructions to the system whether to turn on lights, preventing waste of energy.

Japan China news, July 4, 2018